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Apply to enter an apprenticeship with MidAmerican and begin a fulfilling career in the energy industry. Earn a competitive salary while you receive hands-on instruction from highly-skilled professionals. Learn the latest advancements in our state-of-the-art Training Center for Excellence and work for a company committed to providing safe, reliable and renewable energy to its customers. 
Electric Lineworker

Get paid to train

Apprentices start earning more than $25 per hour. 

Natural gas pipeline demonstration classroom

Learn from the best

Work alongside our most experienced electric delivery, generation and natural gas experts.

Front view of MidAmerican bucket truck, pole install

Obtain in-demand skills

The energy industry is fast-paced, dynamic and evolving. 

Explore our Registered Apprenticeship® programs

Find the career path that’s right for you in one of MidAmerican's Registered Apprentice® programs. To be eligible for one of our trades and crafts apprenticeship programs, you must:
  • Be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED
  • Meet specific qualifications for the posted apprenticeship program including passing a pre-employment test
  • Successfully master the skills to advance to each level of training
The line mechanic apprenticeship program also requires a certificate or degree from a one-year, approved line school. To find a program, search for "electric line programs" or "utility technician programs" at technical colleges near you. To confirm if a school’s certification is accepted, contact our electric delivery recruiting team at 515-281-2707.
Find available apprenticeships
Program Program length Starting apprentice salary
Assistant Unit Operator 1 year $40.86 - $41.90
Certified Pipeline Welder 3.5 years $34.33
Combustion Turbine Technician 4 years $37.94
Electric Meter Technician 2 years $34.10
Electrical Service Technician 4 years $33.15
Equipment Operator 2 years $38.85
Fuel Handling Technician 1.5 years $35.18 - $36.64
Garage Mechanic 4 years $28.70
Gas Serviceman 1.5 years $31.02
Gas Technician 2 years $31.48
I & E Technician 4 years $35.79
Instrument Technician 3 years $41.16
Journeyman Gas 1.5 years $30.36
Journeyman Welder 3 years $32.74
Line Mechanic 2 years $33.60
Machinist/Mechanic/Welder 4 years $34.85
Mechanic Welder 3 years $33.96
Meter and Control Technician 3.5 years $33.02
Substation Electrician 4 years $38.28
Substation Electrician Technician 3 years $40.80